adjective Date: 1943 capable of being used again or repeatedly • reusability noun

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  • reusable — (adj.) 1959, first attested in a Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue (in reference to plastic bags for paper plates), from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + usable (see USE (Cf. use) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reusable — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • reusable — [[t]ri͟ːju͟ːzəb(ə)l[/t]] also re usable ADJ Things that are reusable can be used more than once. The average family in Europe throws as much as ₤20 worth of reusable materials into its dustbin each year. usable plastic containers. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • reusable — adjective a) able to be used again; especially after salvaging or special treatment or processing b) (of a program) Able to be executed by several tasks without being reloaded; either reentrant or serially reusable …   Wiktionary

  • reusable — adj. Reusable is used with these nouns: ↑container, ↑nappy …   Collocations dictionary

  • reusable — reuse ► VERB ▪ use again or more than once. ► NOUN ▪ the action of using something again. DERIVATIVES reusable adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • reusable — adj.; reusableness, n. * * * …   Universalium

  • reusable — re·us·a·ble || ‚rɪː juːzÉ™bl adj. can be reutilized, can be used again …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reusable — re·us·able …   English syllables

  • reusable — re•us′a•ble adj. ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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